Archive for December, 2008

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2008 4:20 pm

Merry Christmas to you all. Hope you all get to enjoy time with friends and family and that Santa is good to you.

We are headed up north to my parents in New Hampshire where internet is slow (dial up), cell phones faint (1 bar) but snow is plentiful. Hopefully Jace will get over his wariness of the snow because otherwise it will be a long week.

Heather Update

4:12 pm

I started my new job last week and it has been a crazy week and a half. Trying to adjust to a new office, new ways of doing work, a new LONG commute (45+ minutes instead of 10), doing drop off instead of pickup and everything else has made it quite overwhelming. But as of today, I am on vacation and headed north. I will deal with the new job and all it’s complications in the new year. I am even going to try to switch my schedule so I can go in early 3 days a week and leave in time to do pickup. That would mean we could resume our Monday walks with William (provided we ever see our sidewalks clear of snow again this winter), Friday swims and one day of just fun Mommy and Jace time.

I also managed to take another architecture exam. Hopefully this one went better than the last two. I think it did. My goal is to retake the two graphics one and take MEP before the end of June. That will just leave structures to take in the new format of tests.

Things I learned yesterday

December 5, 2008 12:44 pm

On chicken nuggets :

Do not microwave chicken nuggets. Even if they say you can on the box. Do NOT microwave them. Unless, of course, you want little hockey pucks for dinner.

On flu shots:

The flu shot may possibly prevent you from getting the flu and feeling like crap for a week, but it definitely will make you feel crappy for a day.

What did you learn yesterday?

The Economy Sucks

12:38 pm

Well, reality hit this household too, but luckily not too hard. I got laid off a couple of weeks ago. Things have been going downhill at Arrowstreet for several months since all the work there is for private developers. Banks aren’t lending money so developers can’t build so architects can’t work.

However, the news isn’t all bad. Thanks to old CMU connections (who would have thought that the computer programming for architects class would payoff???) I managed to get an interview at Goody Clancy downtown and got a job offer. I start on the 15th!. My TA in said programming class is an associate there involved with the hiring process so he got my resume into the pile at the last second. Thanks Todd!

I am spending these couple of weeks trying to catch up on all those projects at home that have been ignored in favor of playing with Jace. Our lawn has been raked, bathroom cleaned, christmas shopping halfway complete and other “fun” activities.

(C) Steve and Heather Leibman, 2007.